Microsoft is committed to reaching out to underserved communities and to developing long-term relationships with professional, educational, and non-profit organizations that serve those communities. Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004, making a significant contribution to the national computing educational pipeline (K-12 through post-secondary). Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed FundAspirations in Computing, and TECHNOLOchicas.